A Bitcoin (BTC) address that collected 50 BTCs from a mining reward has just shown the first sign of activity since February 2009, only one month after Bitcoin was created.
According to Blockchair.com, the address 17XiVVooLcdCUCMf9s4t4jTExacxwFS5uh has moved its entire 50 BTC mining reward to two different wallets.
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Of this, 40 BTCs are inactive in what appears to be a direction of change. The remaining 10 BTCs have been sent to a multi-sig address, as evidenced by their initial number.
The chain of transactions becomes more difficult to trace from here, as the BTC was split into almost dozens of pieces in a complex chain of results.
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The original wallet contained a ‚coinbase‘ transaction that generated 50 BTCs, which was undermined on February 9, 2009.
It is known in the community that Satoshi’s „fortune“ extends across many different wallets, each of which contains a coinbase transaction.
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Theories about the possible owner of these funds include Finney and Malmi’s wife, but Satoshi is also a likely candidate. The complex chain of transactions suggests that the signatory is seeking to hide the destination of the funds.
It is also theoretically possible, but extremely unlikely, that an outside actor has brute-fashioned the private key to this wallet.
The story will be updated as more information is entered.